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Grants Officer - VSO,

- February 08, 2018
Grants Officer - VSO,
Grants Officer

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Fixed Term, 2 years
Full Time, 40 hours per week

About VSO
VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview
Grants Officer in corporation with Head of Finance will Lead and guide the staff and Volunteers in ensuring assessment of partners’ financial management ability and support in building their capacity to appropriate develop internal control systems, Also will be responsible for all grant expenditure is in line with donor conditions and all supporting paperwork is compliant with donor and VSO policies, will be taking lead in ensuring project auditors are well supported and obtain all financial paperwork.If you are an excellent grants Management experience of working with Volunteers and Staff from different cultures, this might be your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Technical Finance and Accounting Expertise – Degree in a business related field preferably B.Com, Full Accounting Certification by NBA.

Good technical accounting skills.
At least 4 years’ experience in managing multi-Donor funds in the International development context.
Other basic Accounting principles, thorough knowledge of internal controls, budgeting, financial reporting and variance analysis.
Knowledge of good procurement procedures and
working with multiple foreign currencies.

Financial and Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office – especially MS Excel, Power point and MS Outlook.
Knowledge and experience in at least one accounting software; the SUN systems Accounting software is preferred.

Grants Management: Knowledge and experience of working on and managing major institutional and corporate donors in a multi-donor grants environment; ability to maintain quality donor relationship through qualitative and timely reporting.

Communication and Influencing Skills – Good written and verbal communication skills in English - able to listen, present, discuss report, put views forward, and negotiate with confidence. Sensitivity to cultural and language differences, able to interact with people at all levels of the organisation. Able to work with others in a consultative way, ability to withstand and resolve conflict, negotiating professional solutions

Decision Making and planning – professional judgement and discernment. Capacity for inquiry, research, logical and analytical thinking, powers of reasoning and critical analysis. Experience of decision modelling.

Risk Management - Experience of identifying and analysing financial/grant risks.

Planning and Organisation – Able to prioritise within restricted resources to tight deadlines. Able to anticipate and adapt to change. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Self-motivated to set initiatives and self-learn.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date is 13 Feb 2018


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